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posted: 8/14/2012 9:37 PM

Kuroda pitches 2-hitter, Yankees beat Rangers 3-0

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  • The New York Yankees' Nick Swisher, right, greets pitcher Hiroki Kuroda after Kuroda threw a two-hitter Tuesday against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees won 3-0.

      The New York Yankees' Nick Swisher, right, greets pitcher Hiroki Kuroda after Kuroda threw a two-hitter Tuesday against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees won 3-0.
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NEW YORK -- Hiroki Kuroda pitched a two-hitter and the New York Yankees got consecutive homers from Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira in a 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

Kuroda held Texas hitless until Elvis Andrus' infield single leading off the seventh, outpitching All-Star lefty Matt Harrison in a crisp duel at Yankee Stadium. The right-hander walked two and struck out five in his fourth career shutout and second this season.

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The surging Yankees won for the sixth time in seven games. They've taken the first two in a four-game set between the AL's top two teams.

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